Despite being in close proximity to the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, I've never been, and despite some great acts that I'd love to see, the thought of being in that hot, sticky environment with all those people has been more than enough reason for me to stay put. Maybe one day. But in the meantime, it looks like YouTube is going to bring the goods this weekend. And that's ridiculously, insanely awesome. Sponsored by Dell, the webcast will bring 3 days of nonstop musical performances from the likes of Radiohead and Red Hot Chili Peppers, along with a ton of up-and-coming acts.
Bonnaroo On YouTube: The Perfect Match
From June 8-10, you'll get to experience the festival without the heat and the masses, or at least you can take it in with a few friends. Take a look at this webcast schedule. Never has "OMG" needed to be used more than this or more apt.
Here's the trailer:
Here's a nice piece of branded content from Dell with the announcement:
Here's Ben Folds' unique announcement about his band, Ben Folds Five, appearing at the festival:
Here are artists from 2011 talking about their experience:
And here's Donald Glover, aka, Childish Gambino, talking about his experience last year:
Very cool. We live in an awesome age. Great job, internet!